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Captain Richard E. Fleming,USMC, VMSB-241, Accurate Miniatures, Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator

I saved this for last of my builds for Midway. A Marine first and foremost, Capt Fleming was fully aware of the limitations of the Vindicator, facing a far more superior force in the Japanese Navy. Faster planes, ships bristling […]

Vought SB2U-3, “Vindicator”, ‘VMSB-241’, Midway Atoll

This model represents a “Vindicator” attached to Marine Bombing Squadron Two Forty One, (VMSB-241). It was flown by 2nd Lt. Sumner Whitten, with Sgt. Frank E. Zelnis, as gunner. After unsuccessfully attacking the Japanese battleship HMIJNS Haruna, “Number Eleven” was […]

Accurate Miniatures SB2U-3 “Vindicator”

by Frederick J Seitz III on January 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

This is Accurate Miniatures 1:48 scale Vought SB2U-3, “Vindicator”. I had built this kit a few year ago, also when IT first came out. I had gotten a kit that had the original flaw in the rear fuselage, where there […]

Accurate Miniatures’ 1/48 scale Vought SB2U-1 Vindicator

by James Kelley on May 18, 2013 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Here’s the Accurate Miniatures Vought SB2U-1 “Vindicator”. I started it in 2005, and when I laid down the natural metal finish (Alclad II) to replicate the silver-colored lacquer “dope” used on the fabric, it reacted with the primer I used […]

Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SB2U-3 Vindicator

by Tom Cleaver on December 31, 2012 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

SB2U-3 of VMSB-231, flown by 2nd Lt Sumner Whitten with gunner Sgt Frank Zelnis, who survived the squadron’s attack against the Japanese fleet on 4 June 1942. The next day 2nd Lt. Robert Vaupell flew Whitten’s airplane for the attack […]

Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SB2U-1 ‘Vindicator”

by Tom Cleaver on December 31, 2012 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

This and the SB2U-3 are the last ones for 2012. Done back in 2005, using the Yellow Wings Decals “Dive Bomber” set to do the airplane from VB-3 that was used when LCDR Joe Blake (Fred MacMurray) took LT Doug […]